Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Online Software Training: This Resource Looks Promising

Depending on what your skills are, how valuable your time is, and a number of other factors, it makes sense to:

  1. Pay someone with graphics or coding skills to get a job done
  2. Do the job yourself
  3. Have someone else pay you for the use of your skills and time
Except for Option 1, though: you need to have the skills a task demands. Thanks to a rather eclectic resume, and a sticky mind, I've picked up a pretty broad set of skills. But there's still a lot to learn, when it comes to digital media.

That's where lynda.com comes in. I was introduced to it today, and was told that it provides everything I need for learning how to work with graphics, HTML coding, and using software from 3ds Max and Access to Xcelcius and ZBrush 3: even Windows Movie Maker.

Their "About Us" page says: "lynda.com is an award-winning provider of educational materials, including Hands-On Training™ instructional books, the Online Training Library®, CD- and DVD-based video training, and events for creative designers, instructors, students, and hobbyists...."

It costs $25 a month to have access to the Online Training Library®, but from what I've seen, it could be worth the money for someone who needs to learn new skills, fast.

The online training is a set of videos, organized by topic: sort of like attending a series of how-2 seminars. For someone like me, a visual learner, this looks good.

2 comments:

Steve Johnson said...

Thanks for the post about lynda.com. We look forward to training you.

Steve
lynda.com

Brian, aka Nanoc, aka Norski said...

Steve Johnson,

Thank you.

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